Today's criticism of those who stand for Biblical church unity - unity in separation from the world - is nothing new.
Unity is not a matter of numbers but of spiritual life.
Discussion can take place only among brethren who share the same life and subscribe to the same essential truth.
Error must always be exposed and denounced for truth's sake, and for the sake of babes in Christ.
There is only one basis for true Christian unity: regeneration of the soul and belief of the truth.
Scripture shows that making membership or participation in a visible body the basis of Christian unity is dangerous.
The quest for unity must not come first. That may surprise some Christians, but it is what Scripture teaches.